Find Inspiration in the Lake

It can get trashy at times, and we're not about to swim in it anytime soon. But White Rock Lake is still one thing Dallas has managed to do right, a manmade oasis of natural beauty that doesn't need Calatrava string art or concrete fake rapids to attract joggers, bikers, kayakers and boaters -- as well as artists in search of inspiration. Photographers J.R. Compton, Brian Hiltz and Todd Landry are among those artists. Each has a unique way of capturing the lake's personality, whether it's Compton's striking action shot of two egrets in flight, Hiltz's haunting photo of an empty snow-covered pier or Landry's sparkling sunset shot of a boat house. Their works will be on display in the photography exhibition White Rock Lake: An Inspiring Work of Art noon to 6 p.m. (and till 10 p.m. on nights with theater performances) Tuesdays through Saturdays, through October 1, at the White Rock Lake Museum inside the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive. Call 214-670-8749 or visit
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: July 9. Continues through Oct. 1, 2011

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